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Nuclear Safety

Volume 116: debated on Monday 11 May 1987

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asked the Paymaster General if, in the light of the recommendations by Sir Frank Layfield in the report of the Sizewell public inquiry concerning further work to be undertaken by Her Majesty's nuclear installations inspectorate, he will indicate that discussions he has arranged with the director general of the Health and Safety Executive on the resources implications of such further work; when he expects to be informed of such resource implications; if he will publish a report of the potential resources implications; and if he will make a statement.

[pursuant to his reply, 8 May 1987]: I met the director general of the Health and Safety Executive on I April 1987 to discuss the resource implications of the recommendations by Sir Frank Layfield concerning further work to be undertaken by the nuclear installations inspectorate. I do not intend to publish a report on the resource implications but I am satisfied that the necessary work can be carried out. The Health and Safety Executive intends to mount a recruitment exercise which will shortly be announced.